BURLEY-in-Wharfedale Library welcomed back customers for browsing last week.

Measures have been taken to make the space as safe as possible for all. A one way system for entry and exit is in operation. Numbers are limited so customers may be asked to wait or cut short their visit. The library is now open Mondays 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Tuesdays 2pm to 5pm, Thursdays 3pm to 6pm, Fridays 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, and Saturdays 10am to 1pm. All visitors over the age of 11 are asked to wear a face covering unless medically exempt, sanitise hands on entry, and either scan the Track and Trace QR code if they have the app, or complete a slip if not. Hand sanitiser is also available at various points around the library should anyone wish to use it during their visit. Customers are asked to visit alone or with their household/support bubble. Public computers and printing are available for essential use by prior arrangement.A time limit of 20 minutes for browsing and 45 minutes for computer use is suggested but customers are welcome to stay longer if the library is quiet. The library is still offering order and collect and a local home delivery service. Recycling of writing instruments and donations of books and jigsaws are still suspended due to space constraints but batteries and stamps can once again be recycled at the library.

The Green Shoots Community Garden project is progressing well. A second volunteer day saw seed potatoes planted, radish and rainbow chard potted on and a Koralik bush tomato arrive. Grow from Home kits are available if you would like to join in, and this project will continue through the summer with appropriate seasonal seeds. Bradford Libraries have also donated £200 worth of children’s gardening tools and equipment so it is hoped to have some activities for families to get involved with soon. If you are interested in getting involved in Green Shoots or Grow from Home, contact Abi at the library on 01943 863714 or burleylibrary@gmail.com.